MR. ENGLEDEW (Kildare, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will give a Return showing in how many instances the several grand juries of Ireland have granted pensions to either their Secretaries, Treasurers, or Barony Constables during the last 20 years; and, if any, giving the names of the officers so pensioned, and the amount of the pension?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF IRELAND (Mr. GERALD W. BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
There are no official records in the possession of the Irish Government containing the information desired in the Question., Barony Constables are not entitled to superannuation, and the cases in which Secretaries and Treasurers to grand juries have been awarded retiring allowances would probably be found to be few. These officers have often continued to discharge their duties by deputy instead of claiming superannuation allowances. I hardly think it would serve any useful purpose to grant the proposed Returns.